Some Schools Respond to Child Obesity by Focusing on Water
[Source: Medical X-Press]
In the midst of a childhood obesity epidemic, a new study is pointing to a way to help school kids maintain a healthier weight: clean, accessible drinking water.
The decidedly low-tech solution emerged in a study of 18 California elementary schools that serve largely low-income minority families. Researchers found that when they kicked off a “Water First” program—which included putting tap water stations in the schools—it made a difference in kids’ weight gain.
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